[Digikam-users] Fwd: 1.6 svn matter when metadata are modified outside of Digikam

Photonoxx photonoxx at free.fr
Sun Nov 14 16:30:49 GMT 2010

Sorry, I didn't notice I used the wrong mail account... I don't know if  
it's possible to cancel the first one (from nicolas boulesteix at  

I repost with the good email account.

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Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:25:00 +0100


I just notice something annoying with Digikam. First of all I think the
matter came from CaptureNX, but it seems now, that Digikam is the source
of this matter.

I use Digikam svn version (updated today) with Ubuntu 10.10 64 bits. Here
are the details :

digiKam version 1.6.0 (rev.: 1196931)
Dématriçage parallélisé: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier JP2: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier JPEG: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier PGF: Non
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier PNG: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier TIFF: Oui
Exiv2 prend en charge les métadonnées XMP: Oui
LibCImg: 130
LibClapack: internal library
LibExiv2: 0.19
LibJPEG: 62
LibJasper: 1.900.1
LibKDE: 4.5.1 (KDE 4.5.1)
LibKExiv2: 1.2.0
LibKdcraw: 1.2.0
LibLCMS: 118
LibLensFun: external shared library
LibLqr: internal library
LibPGF: 6.09.44 - internal library
LibPNG: 1.2.44
LibQt: 4.7.0
LibRaw: 0.11.2
LibTIFF: LIBTIFF, Version 3.9.4 Copyright (c) 1988-1996 Sam Leffler
Copyright (c) 1991-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Élément graphique Marble: 0.10.1
LibGphoto2: 2.4.8
LibKipi: 1.2.0
Moteur de base de données: QSQLITE

In fact, I edited some pictures with CaptureNX (under Virtualbox and a
Digikam collection as a shared folder) after rating them with Digikam with
in mind to only working on best ones.

When I was working, I changed my mind about one picture, and add a rating
to it, but when I'm going back in Digikam, the change has been viewed by
Digikam since Digikam update its thumbnail, but the rating was not updated.

What let me think that Digikam is responsible here, is if I'm going in
"Image" menu and choosing "Lire à nouveau les métadonnées à partir de
l'image" (read once again metadatas from the image or something like that
in english), then, the rating appear correctly. After testing, it is the
same thing for some other metadata like keywords.

I check the option at the first start for Digikam to "scan for new item at
start up", but apparently, modifications are viewed (thumbnail update),
but metadatas are not rescanned.

Is there anybody else experienced this ? Is there something I missed ?




Nicolas Boulesteix
Photographe chasseur de lueurs

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